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Early Italian Renaissance Art History

This course is closed and registration is no longer open. 

This course is designed to:

  1. give the student an overview of the relationship of art to religious, political, cultural and philosophical developments and expressions of the early Italian Renaissance,
  2. develop a stylistic understanding of art as it relates to chronological developments, and
  3. develop skills in critical thinking and analysis.

Course content will focus on early stylistic, philosophical, conceptual and technological developments within the cultural centers of Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Arezzo. Attention will be directed to the art of major artists---Duccio, Giotto, Cimabue, Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Simone Martini, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Alberti, Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo Lippi, Uccello, Michelozzo, and Luca della Robbia.


Current UNC undergraduate and graduate students can register for this course. 

If you are not seeking a degree at UNC but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you can take this course for personal interest or to transfer to another institution. 

Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree or has either applied to our Graduate School and has not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a graduate degree. 

Remember, if you are non-degree seeking student you are not eligible for Financial Aid.


This course is currently full and registration is no longer open.


$400 deposit paid to UNC and due with application. Non-refundable unless application is denied or course is canceled. 

$4,320 paid to UNC and due with summer semester tuition. These UNC billed costs include tuition for 3 credits, admin fees, insurance, excursions, most meals, transportation (in Italy) and lodging.

Total UNC Tuition and Fees: $4,720

Other costs, not billed by UNC are estimates and will vary by person and are purchased individually:  

  • Airfare: $1,800
  • Books/supplies: $30 
  • Miscellaneous (expenses related to non-class/free days): $1,000 
  • Damage Deposit (refundable): $230 
    • This will be paid in Italy
  • Passport: $135

Total other costs (estimated): $3,195


You will be billed for the remaining program cost around the beginning of the academic term in which the course is delivered.

Any course material costs are assessed and paid separately. 

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